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Manwich 4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

4 ingredient slow cooker chili recipe that’s so easy and a great meal to throw in your crockpot in the morning and have it for dinner.

slow cooker chili recipe

Here’s how you make our 4 ingredient slow cooker chili recipe. It’s one of our favorite crockpot recipes. This post brought to you by Manwich. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Typical Mom. (originally published 2/16)

Manwich Chili Recipe

If you’ve never made chili in your slow cooker you are missing out!! We make this meal each month, sometimes twice a month, because it is SO easy.

All you need are 4 ingredients, can throw it all in your crockpot in the morning, and it’s perfectly done when you’re ready to eat.

Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking shall we?? First off I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each one has an occasion to be used like….

  1. This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
  2. If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
  3. I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.

Let me give you a peek of my pretty thang I bought recently. It goes with my kitchen so I can just leave it out on the countertop all the time. 😉


Looks delicious right??!!

Don’t worry, I have included a link to this garlic cheesy pull apart bread too…’s a great side dish and easy to make too.

Have you noticed the trending word here in my vocabulary…..EASY, yes I am too busy to make complicated dishes so here we go with this goodie. 😉

I started with this easy 5 ingredient crockpot chili recipe but wanted to do another with some added zing and flavor and came up with this one!

Slow cooker chili recipe

  1. Large can of Manwich
  2. Can of red beans
  3. Pound of ground beef
  4. Can of diced tomatoes
  5. Optional to add a bit of water if you want it a bit thinner
 slow cooker chili

Crockpot Chili 4 Ingredients

Seriously, you only need 4 ingredients which is SO nice when you are a busy Mom like me who works full time! All you need is a pound of ground beef or turkey (or you can leave it out if you want a vegetarian version), 1 can of red beans, 1 can of petite diced tomatoes, and 1 can of Manwich!!

Seriously…..have you ever thought of using it for anything other than sloppy joes?? Well, you’ll never make chili any other way after trying this easy crockpot chili recipe.

It is a great way to kick off the week with a tasty, easy to make, family meal around the dinner table… let’s get to the step by step instructions (super easy……oops, said it again). 😉

EASY chili recipe

Ok, now just brown your ground beef or turkey (your preference, they are both good), and then add your can of Manwich.

Allow it to simmer on low for a few minutes if you have time, if not just throw it all into your slow cooker…it’s all good!

dump chili

4 Ingredient Chili Recipe

Then add your can of red beans and your can of petite diced tomatoes, that is your 4th and final ingredient. Yes…that’s it! Turn it on low and let it cook all day. The meat, beans, and tomatoes soak up all the flavors in the Manwich and make it super delicious.

The kid stopping power of Manwich makes meals a messy-licious treat whether you’re making sloppy joes or eating this hearty chili dish.

Yes it is a bit messy (but totally worth it when they gobble it down and tell you you’re the best cook because of it). Have leftovers?? Make cowboy cornbread casserole with it the next day!

slow cooker chili recipe

It gives us an easy way to make a meal we all enjoy & is a quality ingredient to bring the family’s attention back to mealtime and away from everyday distractions (like cell phones, which aren’t allowed at our dinner table).

Pair your slow cooker chili with garlic bread and it makes for a great meal during the busy week.

Cheesy chili dip

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We’ve even used BOLD Manwich to make this cheesy chili dip, so if you’re having company over you might want to give that a whirl…..just beware, it’s addicting!! 😉

4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

4 ingredient slow cooker chili recipe that’s so easy and a great meal to throw in your crockpot in the morning and have it for dinner.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, crockpot, easy, manwich, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 281kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Brown your ground beef ( I add diced onions too ) on the stove until it is no longer pink.
  • Dump this into your slow cooker.
  • Pour your Manwich, red beans and diced tomatoes in too and mix well.
  • Turn your slow cooker to low for 6 hours or so and enjoy! (you are just warming up and is great on low all day to get flavors melded together so 8 hrs low is okay too)
Nutrition Facts
4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Chili Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 782mg34%
Potassium 865mg25%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 685IU14%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Saturday 25th of June 2016

How big of a can for the diced tomatoes?

The Typical Mom

Saturday 25th of June 2016

Regular 16 oz. can


Saturday 30th of January 2016

I love that you use manwhich! Delicious!

Rachael Yerkes @ Eazy Peazy Mealz

Tuesday 26th of January 2016

What a fun twist on chili! I love it. And crockpot foods are the best.


Monday 25th of January 2016

I love that it is in the slow cooker! I am all about my slow cooker!

Jillian @ Food, Folks and Fun

Monday 25th of January 2016

I love slow cooker recipes, I can't wait to try this chili!

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